IRS: How do I find out if someone has claimed me on their taxes?

A simple 2 step guide for solving this common IRS problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

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File your income taxes through the mail. The IRS will realize the problem and begin an investigation. You should receive a letter in the mail requesting additional information, if required. Sometimes, the problem can be as simple as a typographical error. If someone did claim you as a dependent and you're entitled to the exemption, the IRS will resolve the issue.
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If you file your file your income taxes electronically, if someone claimed you on their income taxes, the IRS will reject your return. When you electronically file your income tax return, a computer scans each Social Security number on the return. If your Social Security number matches that on another person's return, the IRS rejects your return and you will know that you have been claimed by someone else.
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After thousands of IRS customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem, along with others, we decide it was high time to publish instructions. Here are just a few examples of the types of questions we were being asked or problems reported by users like you: IRS: How do I find out if someone has claimed me on their taxes?; I was sent a audit, I had my Tax advisor send it back, with the info they wanted.How can i check on this issue.; I was told I owe for a pass refund I never recieved; I made an error on my account number for my refund; Why is taking so long for my tax return I mean taking so long makes major issue for me so when shall I get them???; I want to know when I will be receiving my taxes I mean It couldn't possible take that long I mean it's been almost **days... So we put together this guide to try to help. It has 2 step(s) to it. It takes an average of 107 minutes to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting IRS. And we tried to include a checklist of information you'll need when you try to fix this yourself. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with this.

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